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Normally weighs are free, by Las Vegas law but since its Mayweather and Pacquiao, they’re changing up the rules.

via The Guardian

Boxing fans hoping to attend the weigh-in for the welterweight fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao on 2 May must buy tickets.

The vast numbers expected to attend the weigh-in on the eve of the fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas has prompted fight organisers to take the step of charging for entry to the event.

Tickets will cost $6.60 (£4.30) and will go on sale through MGM Resorts call centre and box office on Friday at 8pm BST with all funds raised going to the charities chosen by Mayweather and Pacquiao – Susan G Komen and the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

“The weigh-in is always the grand finale of fight week activities,” said the Mayweather Promotions chief executive, Leonard Ellerbe.

“And with the massive interest in this fight, the number of fans looking to attend the weigh-in is going to be something we’ve never seen before. We’re excited to be able to use the enthusiasm around this event to provide donations to two very deserving charities.”

A mere 500 tickets were made available to the public for the fight. These sold out in less than one minute with resale prices on secondary seller StubHub ranging from $3,900 to $85,000 on Friday morning.